ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

An on-line adaptation technique for emotional speech recognition using style estimation with multiple-regression HMM

Yusuke Ijima, Makoto Tachibana, Takashi Nose, Takao Kobayashi

This paper describes a model adaptation technique for emotional speech recognition based on multiple-regression HMM (MR-HMM).We use a low-dimensional vector called style vector which corresponds the degree of expressivity of emotional speech as the explanatory variable of the regression. In the proposed technique, first, the value of the style vector for input speech is estimated. Then, using the estimated style vector, new mean vectors of the output distributions of HMM are adapted to the input style. The style vector is estimated every input utterance, and an on-line adaptation can be done in each utterance. We perform phoneme recognition experiments for professional narrators' acted speech and evaluate the performance by comparing with style-dependent and style-independent HMMs. Experimental results show the proposed technique reduced the error rates by 11% of the style-independent model.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-312

Cite as: Ijima, Y., Tachibana, M., Nose, T., Kobayashi, T. (2008) An on-line adaptation technique for emotional speech recognition using style estimation with multiple-regression HMM. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1297-1300, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-312

@inproceedings{ijima08_interspeech,
  author={Yusuke Ijima and Makoto Tachibana and Takashi Nose and Takao Kobayashi},
  title={{An on-line adaptation technique for emotional speech recognition using style estimation with multiple-regression HMM}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1297--1300},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-312}
}